Texas Camp Company FAQs
Where are you located?
We are located at Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM3005, Galveston, TX 77554.
Day parking is available for $5 per person over the age of 13. The park recently completed major renovations and has brand new facilities and amenities to enjoy.
All kayak/SUP rentals depart from the Lake Como kayak launch - located on the bay side of the park.
Tent and RV camping are also available.
More information can be found here.
What are your hours of operation?
Kayaks, SUPs, & bikes are available 7 days per week (weather permitting) from 9am-2pm year-round.
Chairs, umbrellas, and cabanas are set up daily on the beachfront from 9am-5pm during Spring Break, and Memorial Day - Labor Day. Weekday rentals after Spring Break and after Labor Day are available by reservation until October 1st. Weekend rentals are available until October 29th.
Umbrella and cabana rentals are not available November - February.
For your safety, we will not rent watercraft if the wind is greater than 15mph or umbrellas & cabanas if the wind is gusting over 20mph.
During winter, Texas Camp Company will cancel or block reservations if the temperature is forecast to be below 55 degrees or during extreme low tides.
Texas Camp Company reserves the right to determine when reservations will be canceled due to inclement weather.
Where can I take the rental equipment?
All rental equipment must stay within park boundaries when on land.
All watercraft rentals depart from the Lake Como kayak launch and must stay in coastal waters within the park or immediately adjacent.
Bikes must stay within park boundaries and are not allowed to cross FM3005. Please request beach or bayside at time of rental. You may not ride bikes through natural habitat, in dunes, or through wetlands. Renters must obey all park rules and speed limits.
What kind of equipment do you have?
We offer single, tandem, and fishing kayaks from Perception. Kayaks come with a paddle, lifejacket, paddle leash and whistle for each user.
Paddleboards are from SurfTech. Paddleboards come with a rubber safety fin, leash, lifejacket, and paddle.
We have step-through and step-over beach cruisers from Huffy, and youth bikes.
How do I rent a chair, umbrella, or cabana?
We recommend that you reserve your chair, umbrella, or cabana online if you want to guarantee availability.
When you arrive, choose any open set-up and our staff will confirm your booking with you.
If you do not reserve your chair, umbrella, or cabana ahead of time, you may choose an available set-up on the beach. There should be a QR code hanging on the umbrella that will take you to the booking site if scanned. Staff will confirm the booking, or they can assist with the booking and take payment.
How old do you have to be to rent a kayak, paddleboard, or bicycle?
You must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license and credit card to rent equipment.
There is no age restriction on renting chairs, umbrellas, or cabanas.
Do you offer delivery?
All kayak & SUP rentals depart from the Lake Como kayak launch - located at the very end of the main park road on the bayside. Equipment will be picked up at end of the rental period at the same drop-off location. Any equipment that is not at the return location will be charged the hourly rental rate.
Rentals not returned within 3 days after the original return date will be charged for replacement.
What is your cancellation policy?
All cancellations must be submitted in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, using the webpage contact form, or texting (409) 996-2750.
Cancellation requests made over the phone will not be accepted.
Rentals canceled at least 4 hours before the rental equipment check-out time will receive a full refund for the activities booked, minus the booking fee of 6%.
Rentals canceled within 4 hours before the scheduled rental start time will receive a 50% refund, minus the booking fee of 6%.
No shows will not receive any refund.
Holiday/Holiday weekends must be canceled 24 hours prior of the scheduled check-in time to receive a refund for the activity booked, minus the booking fee of 6%.
Holiday/Holiday weekend cancellations made within 24 hours prior to the rental equipment check-out time will receive a 50% refund, minus the 6% booking fee.
Refunds do not include the 6% booking fee.
What is your weather policy?
Texas Camp Company must cancel hourly and daily watercraft rentals if the sustained winds are greater than 15mph.
Chairs, umbrellas, and cabanas will not be available to rent if wind gusts exceed 20mph.
There will be no partial refunds in the event of early closures due to weather (umbrellas & cabanas only). Additionally, there will be no refunds if Texas Camp Company sets equipment up and customer does not arrive due to weather.
Refunds may take 7-10 business days to appear on the card on file.
What is your damage policy?
Renters are responsible for all damages to the equipment, including loss, theft, and equipment damaged beyond repair (replacement).
Texas Camp Company offers a damage waiver for a flat fee of $35. The damage waiver does not cover loss, theft, or equipment damaged beyond repair (replacement)
Texas Camp Company has damage fee guidelines that help determine costs to repair or replace damaged equipment. These guidelines are based on the value of the equipment and the extent of the damage. Having these guidelines allows for increased transparency when determining the amount to be charged.
Texas Camp Company will store encrypted credit card information on file to allow for additional fees to be charged to the card on file. Additional fees will only occur for loss of equipment, damages, misuse, and intentional or unintentional extension of rental duration.
- Standard Chair & Umbrella Package
- 2 Chairs
- 1 Umbrella
- $20 Hourly
- $30 Daily
- Standard Chair & Cabana Package
- 2 Loungers
- 1 Cabana
- 1 Table
- $50 Daily
- $5 Each Chairs & Footrests
- $10 Hourly Umbrella Only
- $20 Daily Umbrella Only
- Basic Kayak/SUP/Bicycle
- $20, Hourly
- $30, Half Day
- $50, Day
- $60, 24 Hours
- $85, 2 Days
- $120, 3 Days
- $180, Weekly
- $5, Helmets
- $15, Kids Buggies
- $30, Hourly
- $40, 1/2 Day (4hr)
- $60, Daily (8hr)
- $70, 24 Hours
- $95, 2 Days
- $130, 3 Days
- $190, Weekly
- $40, Hourly
- $85, 1/2 Day (4hr)
- $105, Daily (8hr)
- $120, 24hr Rental
- $135, 2 Days
- $150, 3 Days
- $300, Weekly
- We accept cash & all major credit cards
- 6% non-refundable booking fee on all transactions
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